France and Iceland faced off in the Semi Finals , a fixture which was marred by security concerns before the game as police carried out a controlled explosion outside the stadium after a suspicious package was found. The did start on time and Iceland were totally blown away by France in the first half, with Giroud , Pogba , Payet and Griezmann scoring for France. Here are the 5 5 things we learnt from France vs Iceland.
1) France hit 4th gear in the first half
France were really inconsistent coming into this game and had to dig deep for victory in each of their games. They went full throttle in the first half as they raced to a 4-0 lead before Half Time , absolutely tormenting the Icelandic defence , with Payet , Sissoko , Griezmann and Giroud all causing trouble. Pogba’s goal highlighted the shortcomings of Iceland’s zonal marking scheme. It was all France in a half when Hugo Lloris was merely a spectator.